Detention officer facing embezzlement charges

PNT staff report A Roosevelt County detention officer is facing petty misdemeanor embezzlement charges, accused of stealing prescription drugs from an inmate. Carolina Gonzalez, 27, of Clovis, is the second detention officer this year to be accused of stealing drugs from inmates. Detention center Administrator David Casanova said Gonzalez stole the pills the night of […]

My turn: Saints good for finding names

Helena Rodriguez When my daughter Laura announced she was naming her soon-to-arrive baby boy, Giovanni, I said, “Is that a saint’s name?” In my Hispanic culture, I always heard children should have saints’ names. Why do you think there are so many people named Maria, Jose and even Jesus? I Googled and was pleasantly surprised. […]

Carlsbad’s Ross stood out early, locals say

By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico Tim King says San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross hasn’t changed much since the days they played together at Carlsbad High School. Same laid-back personality, same violent swing. “It’s really funny to watch him on TV because he acts the same; same big swing, same big smile,” said King, […]

General election sample ballot

The following is a sample of the Nov. 2 general election ballot as it will appear to voters in Roosevelt County:

Fall festivities

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Argen Duncan Halloween weekend promises candy and fun in abundance with a number of free or low-cost activities for families for several days. Among the reasons for holding the events, organizers name providing a safe place to have fun and serving the community. For example, Portales Senior Center is holding its second annual Trick and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free legal advice, school spirit and a shootout

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Send lawyers There a free legal fair from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Curry County courthouse. Free consultation with Attorneys and Civil Legal Service Providers for such things as divorce, estates, unemployment, real estate and criminal law. Question of the day […]

My turn: Fish not worth trip

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There are just some places that were never meant to be great fishing spots and there is a reason. Sometime ago Norm Behr, who works as a circulation assistant for the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune, was working in Colorado. He heard Palmer Lake in Colorado was going to be opened to anglers after […]

Stores aim to stock locally-grown produce

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Kevin Wilson Stores are going local, and searching for those who are growing local. Wal-Mart recently announced plans to double its sales of fresh produce from local farms in U.S. stores over the next five years, bringing the total to 9 percent by 2015. The amount is higher than some area merchants, but still trails […]

Oct. 26 —

Schedule Red Ribbon Week – Drug Awareness Monday: Volleyball – Dora – Here – JH 7th & 8th (Parent Night) – 4 p.m. Tuesday: MADD Presentation Thursday: Volleyball – Dora – There JH 7th & 8th , JV, V – 4:30 p.m. Friday: Football Playoffs – TBA For Drug Awareness Week, elementary will have an […]

Oct. 26 —

Sports: • Thursday – Dora volleyball hosts Elida, 4:30 p.m. (JH, JV, V) • Monday – District tournament begins

Oct. 26 —

Early Halloween celebrated Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Floyd schools the junior class will host its Junior Carnival. This carnival is the primary fundraiser for the Junior/Senior Prom. There will be bingo, concessions, a haunted house, games, an auction, great food, and lots of safe fun for the whole family. Everyone is […]

Winning season still possible for Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — It was soon apparent in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against fourth-ranked Abilene Christian that the Eastern New Mexico University football team was in a bit over its head. The Wildcats, with designs on a possible national championship, elected to take a brisk west wind […]

RiverHawks post soccer sweep over ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Josue Garcia scored the deciding goal in the 78th minute on Sunday, and Northeastern State edged Eastern New Mexico University 4-3 in Lone Star Conference men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. The RiverHawks completed a sweep of the LSC doubleheader after edging ENMU 2-1 in overtime in the women’s matchup. Freshman midfielder […]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, school talk and a lot of wind

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own video game fan Jenna Zamie. Game: Fallout: New Vegas Genre: Role-playing game System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? An enjoyable and sophisticated adventure through the western wastes with a few technical […]

Cardinals hand Zias 3-0 loss

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Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word took the lead for good early in the first set and the Cardinals never trailed after that in beating Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-22, 25-20 Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. UIW (8-10, 5-5 LSC) erased a 7-6 deficit with four consecutive points in the first game. ENMU (12-12, 4-6) […]

ACU thumps Hounds

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Not many football games are decided by the opening coin flip, but it turned out to be an important factor in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover between Eastern New Mexico University and fourth-ranked Abilene Christian. The Wildcats won the flip, but instead of taking the ball or deferring their choice […]

Atlatl competition: Throwback to prehistoric times

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Clarence Plank Modern people took a step back to pre-historic times Saturday by competing in the annual atlatl competition at the Blackwater Draw dig site. The tournament featured contestants armed with replicas of ancient atlatl spears. John Poitras, of Albuquerque, was in town for the tournament, now in its tenth year. “I think it is […]

Their view: High Plains Patriots united against big government

Kim Runyan, president of the High Plains Patriots, has this response to a letter from Portales’ Gene Bundy published earlier this month:

Bond D would have positive effect

As presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to outline the benefits of General Obligation Bond D in the Nov. 2 General Election, and why it makes sense to the citizens of Curry and Roosevelt counties. The cost of Bond D is very reasonable. The owner of a $100,000 assessed […]

Opera has lost great talent in ‘La Stupenda’

Freedom New Mexico Not every person of note whose death seems worthy of comment is entirely admirable, so it is especially pleasant to note the passing of somebody who offered the world beauty and artistry of an unparalleled nature. Joan Sutherland, who died Oct. 10 at 83 at her home in Switzerland, was such an […]